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Iowa Speedway and Blue Ox Announce Partnership

Iowa Speedway and Blue Ox Announce Partnership
"Speedway campgrounds will bear the name of industry leader in towing technology"
NEWTON, IA. (May 13, 2014) – Officials from Blue Ox along with Jimmy Small, Iowa Speedway Track President, announced today a new multi-year partnership that designates the trackside general campgrounds and driver/owner motorcoach camping lots as the Blue Ox Campgrounds.
The two-tiered trackside campground overlooks Turns 3 and 4 above the “Fastest Short Track on The Planet.” As part of the agreement, Blue Ox will be named the Official Towing Products Provider of Iowa Speedway. Blue Ox is the leading manufacturer of tow bars, baseplates, weight distributing hitches, gooseneck hitches and motorhome suspension products. The Blue Ox brand is familiar to many NASCAR team owners, fans and drivers who make race tracks their home for more than 30 event weekends a year.

“We are excited to announce our partnership with Blue Ox, a company with a strong reputation and a perfect fit with our passionate fan base,” said Small. “While the partnership is new, Blue Ox continues to set the standard for advancements in towing technology and safety."

“Blue Ox is pleased to partner with the Iowa Speedway,” noted Blue Ox President Jay Hesse. “We wanted to sponsor this track because of our fondness for the NASCAR fan base and because we see a lot of advantage in promoting our tow bars, weight distributing hitches, gooseneck hitches, etc. in this venue. Also it is the closest track to our factory in Pender, NE so it is easier for us to attend. We look forward to many years of working with the track to support our NASCAR friends.”

“Wide-Opening Weekend” kicks off Saturday, May 17 at 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. ET) with the Casey’s General Stores 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series event, an exciting combination race between the stars of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West. The Get to Know Newton 250 presented by Sherwin-Williams will take center stage at 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET) Sunday, May 18 and will be broadcast live on ESPN.

About Blue Ox
Blue Ox is a leading manufacturer in the towing industry. They have a variety of products for motorhomes and trucks including tow bars, weight distributing hitches and gooseneck hitches. Their Sway Pro weight distributing hitch is the first significant advancement in over 40 years. The Diamond Hitch gooseneck is the first to do away with handles, making it easier to take the hitch ball in & out of the truck. All Blue Ox products are made with the goal of solving real customer issues and creating the highest quality products available.

About Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway, “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our 2014 schedule includes three exciting race weekends: May 17-18 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West and NASCAR Nationwide Series), July 11-12 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and IndyCar Series) and Aug. 1-2 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West and NASCAR Nationwide Series). Great seats are still available. For tickets, call 1-866-RUSTY-GO. To learn more, visit Iowa Speedway: Newton, Iowa, Entertainment, Events, Racing, Concerts, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @IowaSpeedway.
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